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What Happens When Resources and Values Are Aligned

2022-08-15T14:37:51+00:00

“Have We Determined Our Norms and Values?” While the question posed by the title of this section might appear so simple that only an affirmative answer would apply, the truth is often more complex. The urgency of the immediate and the need to address momentary pressures frequently take precedence over aligning efforts and values. Companies [...]

What Happens When Resources and Values Are Aligned2022-08-15T14:37:51+00:00

The Undeniable Power of Relentless Follow-Through

2022-08-09T18:26:39+00:00

There are a handful of commitments a leader must possess without exception. These commitments are non-negotiables—points on which you refuse to waver, regardless of what comes your way. One of these key commitments needs to be relentless follow-through. A leader in possession of relentless follow-through does not allow things to slip. They don’t promise to [...]

The Undeniable Power of Relentless Follow-Through2022-08-09T18:26:39+00:00

Building Your Circle: Why Leaders Must Have Trusted Advisors

2022-08-08T17:38:42+00:00

The phone rang at 6:45 on a sunny Thursday morning. Calling me was a person I’ve known for 30 years. Originally, our relationship was one of a mentor and mentee but over the years, it had evolved into a strong friendship. A Conversation Unfolds This young person is now only a few months short of [...]

Building Your Circle: Why Leaders Must Have Trusted Advisors2022-08-08T17:38:42+00:00

Your Team Is Always Watching, So Here’s What to Do

2022-07-28T14:32:25+00:00

Being in a leadership role comes with an understanding that any action or statement you make may come under scrutiny. Effective leaders manage this situation proactively. They establish protocols so questions are answered, and their team has regular access to important information, even when it’s in developmental stages. Leaders Live in Glass Houses Because your [...]

Your Team Is Always Watching, So Here’s What to Do2022-07-28T14:32:25+00:00

Leading Through a Problem? Reach for the Right Tools

2022-07-28T14:31:48+00:00

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” — Albert Einstein Have you ever felt tempted, when initially facing a problem, to grab a tool and start working away? As the quote above demonstrates, that’s not always the most effective [...]

Leading Through a Problem? Reach for the Right Tools2022-07-28T14:31:48+00:00

Seeing the Opportunity Inside the Task

2022-07-23T18:34:47+00:00

So many of our interactions these days are transactional in nature. We might go into a busy store, grab the items we need, make our way through the checkout line, and be on our way, the whole experience barely registering or making an impact. However, when you begin searching for ways to make these mundane [...]

Seeing the Opportunity Inside the Task2022-07-23T18:34:47+00:00

Recognition Is a Key Retention Tool

2022-07-23T18:34:02+00:00

While some individuals might have the talent, skills, and persistence to perform exceptionally well, often it’s the work of their team that helps bring outstanding results. Think of the quarterback, lead singer, headline performer, top salesperson, or any individual able to operate within a given system to great personal advantage. Often these people receive repeated [...]

Recognition Is a Key Retention Tool2022-07-23T18:34:02+00:00

You’re Never Too Busy to Be Intentional

2022-07-08T13:29:11+00:00

I once had a consultation with the owner and CEO of a small but steadily growing business. She was rightly proud of the results the company was achieving and the culture that had grown amongst its 16 team members. Our conversation shifted from what was working well to what the owner envisioned, as the company [...]

You’re Never Too Busy to Be Intentional2022-07-08T13:29:11+00:00

An Impactful Leader’s Relationship with Time

2022-07-08T13:30:22+00:00

There are 168 hours in a week. That’s 10,080 minutes. We each get the exact same quantity of time within that period, and it’s a limited resource. Each day we all make choices about where we’ll invest and allocate our time. How you choose to use your time says a lot about what sort of [...]

An Impactful Leader’s Relationship with Time2022-07-08T13:30:22+00:00

Why Engage with People Who Are Struggling in the Valley?

2022-07-08T13:28:52+00:00

As leaders, we need to keep an eye out for team members who might be going through hard times in their lives, at work, or at home. These are the most important times for us to be aware and act, not only for our own sakes, but on behalf of those we have the opportunity [...]

Why Engage with People Who Are Struggling in the Valley?2022-07-08T13:28:52+00:00

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